Safety Board's Plan To Stop Semi-Trucks From Crushing People

The National Transportation Safety Board says more than half of the semi-trucks that hit pedestrians had no idea they'd crushed somebody. They're aiming to fix that with blind-spot mitigation tech, and protective side skirts. » 4/09/14 5:34pm 4/09/14 5:34pm

It's Now OK To Use GPS On Your Phone In California

Rejoice, rejoice, people who have ever used a map! For it is now legal to use said map on that little device that is the new repository for all maps, your cell phone, in California. A court decision just made it legal to use Google Maps or whatever, just as long as you're not talking on the phone. » 2/27/14 8:00pm 2/27/14 8:00pm

Should You Bother Obscuring Your License Plates In Photos?

If you're reading this now, there's great chance that you spend far too many of your waking hours looking at pictures of cars online. Which means you've probably noticed that many of those images have their license tags obscured in some way. Being the inquisitive (likely) mammal that you are, you've probably wondered… » 9/11/12 3:00pm 9/11/12 3:00pm

How To Drive Fast Without Getting Caught

If you were unaware, Alex Roy and co-driver David Maher crossed the continental U.S. in 31 hours, 4 minutes. They did it in an E39 BMW M5 that had more electronics gear than a twin-engine Cessna. Some have called the two irresponsible. Now, they're coming clean about road-trip safety. » 2/17/12 3:30pm 2/17/12 3:30pm

How Honda Fought Heather Peters In Small Claims Court

Little guy: 1. Honda: 0. That's the results from Round One of Honda v. Civic Hybrid Owner. Which isn't to say that Honda didn't make a valiant effort. And we've got the 120-page evidence packet they submitted to prove it. So how exactly did Honda try to take down Heather Peters? » 2/02/12 3:30pm 2/02/12 3:30pm

How You Can Sue An Automaker In Small Claims Court And Win

Yesterday, Heather Peters proved one woman can strike a blow against a major automaker when she succeeded in a landmark California case against Honda for making false claims about fuel economy.The key? Take them to small claims court. With her help, we've created this definitive step-by-step guide to how she, like a… » 2/02/12 10:50am 2/02/12 10:50am

These Are The Carmakers At The Detroit Auto Show Supporting SOPA

The Stop Online Piracy Act is a bill currently before the U.S. Congress that would limit free speech online under the guise of protecting copyrights, which "is one of the most insidious threats to democracy in the Internet age." Strangely, one group supporting this legislation is the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, … » 1/08/12 5:45pm 1/08/12 5:45pm

Disagree with 25-year car import ban? Sign this petition

The U.S. constitution guarantees citizens the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. And who's more aggrieved than people who want to bring cool, gray-market cars into the states? Sign a petition, and we all might get our wish. » 11/15/11 3:00pm 11/15/11 3:00pm